After putting in 2 new food disposals, the dishwasher will not drain. Have had this problem a couple of times before in last 2 years. Dishwasher is about 14 to 15 years old. At the moment standing water, how can I get it to drain so oder goes away? Is it time for a new dishwasher?
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Re: Maytag Dishwasher Model DWU9200BAB
Do you have an air gap between the disposal and the dishwasher? If not required raise the hose and as high as you can. It must be above the water level in the sink. Try attaching it to the underside of the counter. At some point the hose should be above 32 inches. It the problem is with the dishwasher itself. Don't fix, replace. They are not really designed to last over 10 years. The new ones , especially in the last year or two are a BIG improvement over any older one. So quiet you can't tell they are even running, they clean so much better and are much more energy efficient. Stainless steel interiors are just a fad. The plastic tubs are actually less likely to leak and are by there nature more quiet.
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Do not open the dishwasher until the cycle completes. A green indicator
light on the front of a Maytag dishwasher will let you know the cycle
has completed. If you open the dishwasher before the cycle is over,
close the door and press "Start/Resume."
Remove the knockout plug from the disposer inlet if the dishwasher is
connected to a food disposer. Place the tip of a screwdriver along the
edge of the knockout plug, which is on the side of the disposer. Tap
against the head of the screwdriver with a hammer until the plug comes
Inspect the drain hose for kinks. Make sure it is not bent or pinched in a way that would impede the flow of water through it.
Use your hands to clean food from the drain in the dishwasher. A
buildup of food can block the drain and not allow water to freely flow
from the inside of the dishwasher.
Open your breaker box and check to see that the switch that controls
your kitchen appliances is flipped to the "on" position. A switch
flipped to "off" means your appliance has no electricity. The
dishwasher will not drain without power.
Even though Maytag dishwashers range from simple to advanced, any type of Maytag dishwasher can potentially have a problem draining. In many cases, the failure to drain is directly related to a blockage and not caused by electrical or other operational problems. There is a high probability that you can repair a Maytag dishwasher that is not draining without the help of a professional.
1. Press the "Start/Resume" button on the front of the dishwasher if the dish-washing cycle was cut off before it was able to complete. Close the appliance door within three seconds of pressing the button.
2. Remove the screw that connects the drain hose to the disposal inlet. Place the tip of a flat head screwdriver in the inlet and along the top edge of the knockout plug, which is located just inside the inlet. Tap the end of the screwdriver with a hammer as many times as needed until the knockout plug gets moved out of its place. The knockout plug does not allow water to flow and causes the water in the dishwasher to backup.
3. Pull out the dishwasher and look for kinks or pinches in the drain hose. The hose must be free of defects to work properly. 4. Flip the switch to run the food disposal to ensure there are not food items inside that would prohibit the free flow of water between the disposal and the dishwasher. 5. Open your fuse box and flip the switch for the breaker associated with the dishwasher to the "On" position if it happens to be set to "Off" because of a power surge. I hope you find it very helpful. Thanks for using fixya
Hi, most common faults with dishwashers is a drain fault. Check for any kinked hoses and check the drain spigot under the sink where the drain hose connects into the u bend. Usually this is where food gets trapped due to the spigot not being drilled out large enough. This then causes a blockage. In your case it may not have been drilled out at all as plumbers sometimes forget to do this especially as you mentioned the unit was brand new.! Also check the non return valve under the filter and make sure the drain pump can turn freely. Hope this helps.
It sounds like an issue with the sink drain rather than the dishwasher. Many dishwashers are connected to a double sink, one bay of which contains a garbage disposal. If yours is connected in that configuration, run the disposal to clear any food debris that may still be present while running the HOT water into the disposal.
If you have no disposal or if the dishwasher is connected to the other non-disposal bay, check the sink drain again for proper drainage.
The easiest way to do this is to put a plug in the drain (both sides, one at a time), then fill the sink about half way with luke warm water. Then reach in and pull the plug from each side, watching to see how each side drains, but especially the side with the dishwasher connected. If it's slow draining, focus your efforts on clearing the drain on that particlular side of the sink. Try a plunger first before resorting to other methods to clear the sink. If you plunge the dishwasher side, get underneath the sink and pinch off the discharge line from the dishwasher if possible. A pair of vise grips works well, but don't overtighten them.
Some dishwashers have a soft disposal that can eject enough ground up particles into a sink to cause plugging up over time, especially if the dishwasher empties into the disposal side.
If you did not remove the plug from the disposer drain where you made your drain connection will cause the dishwasher not to drain. This should have been mentioned in your installation instructions. Also, routing the drain hose other than what is specified in the instructions, will allow food waste to enter the dishwasher when you grind food in the disposer. Read your instructions and don't take shortcuts, you want to have your appliances work well for a long time, as you have made a considerable investment in some quality appliances.
More than likely it is your food disposal. Remove your drain line from the disposal and clean and inspect it, then clean out where it connects in the disposal. This should allow it to drain, if not remove the drain from the bottom of the dishwasher and clean it out there. This should fix your problem.
OK. Try these steps. -If hooked up to a food waste disposer, be sure the "knock out" is removed from the disposal inlet. -Be sure the drain hose is ELEVATED at least 32" so water cannot siphon back in the tub. -Check for a food obstruction in the drain or disposer. -Check drain hose for a kink. -Check your home's circuit breaker or fuse box. -Check that the cycle is completed. Hope this helps you!
Are you sure that you have a blocked drain hose? If that is definately the case, you can take the drain line off where it mounts under the sink(usually to disposer but sometimes straight to sink)and have a couple of buckets ready. Put your dishwasher in drain mode and take a metal coat hanger unraveled If the clog is deeper you may need 2 coathangers fixed together. Usually they get clogged from improper installations where the installer does not create a drain loop so when you run food down the disposal, food particles can back up into the dishwasher drain line. There are quite a few other things that can cause no drain situations. What is the model number?
if you installed a new garbadge disposal at the same time have you popped the factory drain plug on the disposal where the dishwasher drain tube connects to the disposal. The plug is inside the disposal dishwasher connection tube . You cant see it . Just drive a screw driver through it with a hammer.Itt will pop out and then the dishwasher will drain.Just a thought.I forgot to do this to mine.